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Hare Krishna

[hahr-ee krish-nuh, har-ee] /ˈhɑr i ˈkrɪʃ nə, ˈhær i/
a religious sect based on Vedic scriptures, whose followers engage in joyful congregational chanting of Krishna's name: founded in the U.S. in 1966.
Origin of Hare Krishna
from chanted phrase Hare Krishna! < Hindi harē kṛṣṇā O Krishna! Unabridged
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Hare Krishna

/ˈhɑːrɪ ˈkrɪʃnə/
a Hindu sect devoted to a form of Hinduism (Krishna Consciousness) based on the worship of the god Krishna
(pl) Hare Krishnas. a member or follower of this sect
Word Origin
C20: from Hindi, literally: Lord Krishna (vocative): the opening words of a sacred verse often chanted in public by adherents of the movement
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Hare Krishna

1968, title of a Hindu chant or mantra, from Hindi hare "O God!" + Krishna, name of an incarnation of the god Vishnu.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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